Sometimes babies can look a bit wild after birth, and not exactly “picture perfect”. So, what’s that all about? And, how can you be best prepared just in case your little bundle of joy enters the world looking more like an alien than an Anne Geddes baby model?
Well, let’s explore some of the most common issues I see day after day as a Mother Baby Nurse starting from head to toe. Here we go…
Often times I am awoken at night, with this one question in my head, “when will I get to be a mom?”. The hopes and dreams of what our lives will look like swarm in my head, and it’s hard to then fall back asleep.
Swiftly thoughts of grandeur fill my mind…”we’ll have the most well behaved children, with Pottery Barn Kids styled rooms that will always be neat and tidy”…”our little boy will play hockey & our little girl will do ballet”….”we’ll take them to Disney World every year and go on adventures together”….and “it’ll be just perfect”.
Almost simultaneously, though, my mind is overtaken with negative thoughts like, “what if it never happens for us?” “Will he still be happy being my husband?” “Will I be satisfied with my life if I’m never a mother?” “I’m running out of time…I need to get this going right now!” “But, what if God for some reason doesn’t want us to have kids?” “What if there’s something we’re not seeing?”
Then I think about those empty rooms that still sit vacant across the hall…how we’ve struggled for almost 7 years now with this battle I’d quite honestly like to forget….and one of 2 things happen.
The “New Mommy Series” is a series of blog posts that are jam packed full of useful information that you need to know when you have your baby.
The first in this series covers something all new mommies need to know about…breastfeeding. This post covers several challenges that may arise during your baby’s first few days of life that may affect breastfeeding. Being prepared for these scenarios before your baby arrives, will hopefully create less anxiety and stress over your baby’s nutrition.
Many of the topics I cover in this series, are things that, as a Mother Baby Nurse, I would love to scream from the rooftops so all new “parents-to-be” could hear them. I know that after most parents have gone through the delivery of a new baby, they are not in the best state of mind to be hearing or learning all of these important things about their baby’s first few days of life. It can be overwhelming.
I hope you find this first post about breastfeeding helpful. Feel free to leave comments and questions as well, and I will do my best to respond and get answers for you! Enjoy…